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Kevin Lee

Heartland Wellness Center, President/Owner

Addiction not only effects the person, but the family as well. Kevin grew up with first-hand experience as his brother, David, spiraled further and further out of control. Kevin’s family was shattered, anxiety swelled in his mother, his father grew angry and distant, and his stepfather tried repeatedly to help David, only to fail again and again.
Kevin himself was plagued with questions: How could they grow up in the same household, with the same ethics and integrity, the same parents, and end up on such different paths? Why did his mother enable his brother time and time again, failure after failure? Could he have done something differently to save his brother? Was this just David’s life or could the family hold the keys to his future? With so many questions and no answers, David turned to Psychology.
While Kevin finished college with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, David was failing again, after more than twenty attempts at different drug treatment programs. As David began another treatment program, the family made a shift in their habits. They finally listened to professional advice and decided that they needed to change their enabling behaviors and set healthy boundaries for themselves. David no longer had his safety net. This decision eventually allowed Kevin and David to rebuild their trust in each other and start their journey towards creating their nationwide intervention company, Intervention Services Inc.
After years of flying around the country trying to help families, they decided it was time to try and help their community and open an outpatient treatment center. Combining their philosophies and experiences into programs based on each individual’s needs became the heart of Heartland.

Jaime Rogers

Heartland Wellness Center, Director

Jaime is compassionate and understanding leaving no room for judgement or shame. She deeply and personally understands the pain experienced by someone in the throes of addiction and she also gets the desperation of a parent who simply wants their child to be “safe and alive”. Understanding firsthand the damage that addiction creates in families, and relationships she has a strong desire to help others on their path of recovery.

Belinda Hubert

Medical Director, PhD, FICPP, HSPP

Belinda brings warmth, compassion and a genuine care to Heartland Wellness Center. She has the uncanny ability to "make you want to tell her things". Belinda's background and knowledge can get anyone on the path to true healing.

Molly Ray

Clinical Director, LMHCA, NCC ,CCTP, CADAC II, RYT200

Clinical Director for both Heartland Recovery Center and Heartland Behavioral Health. Molly helps clients to feel seen, heard and fully accepted through authentic and compassionate connection. This allows clients the container necessary for exploring life’s difficulties, learning new and effective skills, and experiencing inner peace. Through therapeutic work, clients are invited to engage in self-inquiry, expand awareness, develop relationship & cultivate healing and personal growth.

Travis Marshall

Counselor, ACIT

People matter.

I have spent my life being of service to the community around me, from helping seniors, the disabled, and homeless get the assistance they need in Hawaii; to helping at-risk-youth in San Francisco develop work skills while giving them the counseling and social services they needed to prepare them for a positive future.

People are worth fighting for.

Kaley Marino

Nurse Practitioner, FNP

I believe a respectful, compassionate, and direct approach works best in establishing and maintaining a professional relationship between provider and patient. With a passion for mental health and recovery treatment, I truly enjoy working with my patients and empowering them to be successful on their journey of healing.

I utilize a holistic, patient-centered approach integrating most recent evidence-based interventions and treatment options, focusing on providing patients the education and resources needed to empower them to actively participate in developing and executing their individualized plan of care. I provide an open and non-judgemental space for anyone in need of mental services while taking a great interest and respect for the differences in every person which make them unique.

I am a nationally certified family nurse practitioner and received my Master of Science in Nursing in 2016. I specialize in the treatment of mental health disorders across the lifespan with several years of acute inpatient psychiatric experience, as well as outpatient psychiatric, and recovery services experience. I have experience in assessment, diagnosis and management of chronic and acute mental illness, including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, and behavioral and mood disturbances related to neurocognitive and autism spectrum disorders.

Brent Butler

Master Level Intern

Meeting Brent is like staring through a window into what's possible. His calm demeanor and encouraging eyes help us all to see the possibilities within ourselves and to manifest them in our lives. Always ready with a kind, encouraging word, Brent is here at Heartland Wellness Center, ready to take the journey with anyone who wants to take that first step.

Carole Schreiber

Master Level Intern

Carole Schreiber is currently earning both a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in Trauma-Informed Care at Valparaiso University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a certificate in Disability and Rehabilitation Studies from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Carole is a member of Zeta Sigma Chi (Valparaiso's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota), the American Counseling Association, and Counselors for Social Justice. She has interests in person centered therapy, choice theory and reality therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, wilderness and adventure therapy, therapeutic yoga, trauma-informed approaches, and more. Her passions include incorporating diet, exercise, and nature into a holistic approach to mental health.

Claire McDaniel

Intake Coordinator & OP Counselor

Born and raised in Hammond, IN. I excelled in school and in sports and went on to study at Indiana University. Even with this type of success, I still felt like I did not quite fit in anywhere and I always felt different compared to everyone around me. A few years ago, I found myself in a very dark place and knew if I were to get out of it, I would need help. Eventually, I surrendered to the fact that I did not have all the answers and I decided to let people help me. I let people "love me back to life" and in doing so, I found everything I was so madly searching for.

I graduated with a degree in Social Work and have focused on my recovery path all amidst a pandemic. I understand how hard life can seem. Today, I am grateful for all of my experiences because they have helped shape me into the person I am.

I am super eager to help others find their path to recovery, by sharing my experience, strength, and hope. I hope to show people that they do not have to live in the dark anymore, but instead they can live in the light. That is my biggest joy in life today and what I am most passionate about!

Germaine Patterson

Counselor, BA

I was trying to find my own path in life by dealing with life and everything that comes with it. Before graduating, I had an internship working with juveniles who had mental health and behavioral problems. My passion for working in the mental health field grew. I worked with both adolescents and adults seeking treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, mental health issues and behavioral problems. I dedicate myself to this work and helping other people find their unique paths.

Greg Blair

Program Director, Therapist, LSW

Greg's expertise and compassion has been changing lives for years. He is quick to listen, slow to speak and, with a gentle touch, asks the hard questions that get to the deep core of any concern. Greg understands that everyone is different and needs individual care. His approach is solution focused to help clients acknowledge the past and not be trapped by it.

Jennifer Boster

Therapist, MSW

My approach is centered around helping clients connect to their authentic self, while helping clients identify their emotions then develop the skills needed to articulate underpinning triggers towards these emotions. I utilize triggers as teachers whether it be for substance misuse or emotions. Connecting to the authentic self includes: identifying personal values, setting boundaries, continually reconnecting to the client’s circle of control, healthy emotional regulation and acceptance. This process is a combination of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) components, along with Motivational Interviewing. I am a visual learner and use a lot of visual aids throughout my sessions and have found this to be a useful tool for my client’s growth.

I received my bachelor's in social work from The Ohio State University and graduated with my master's from Indiana University with a concentration in metal health and addictions. At Heartland I developed and lead the self-development path for our recovery PHP, along with providing individual counseling for those who struggle with substance misuse, recovery, and codependency. I also have experience working with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, emotional abuse, relationship problems, and anger management in adolescents and adults.

Jennifer Howard

Therapist, LMHCA

Everyone has value. Everyone deserves a chance to heal. The most profound thing I’m learning as a mental health professional is that everyone just wants a chance to be heard. I am available to help people take on some of their burdens so they don’t have to carry everything alone.

Kesha Molden

Therapist, LMHCA

You are not alone. As a childhood trauma survivor, I understand first-hand how lonely the experience can seem. I want you to know I am here to talk to, and walk with you through recovery.

Although knowledge, skills, therapeutic interventions, and treatment modalities are a necessity for therapy, in my opinion, the key component of the therapy is the rapport and trust that is built into the therapeutic relationship.

Kholby Klein

Master Level Intern

"I have been going to my own counseling sessions for years, so I understand what it’s like to be in the opposite chair. There can be many emotions elicited, but let’s work through those in our sessions to find out what’s going on for you. My treatment strives to be client-centered, strengths-based and situated in the here and now. We will learn through this journey together and you will be able to take that knowledge into your everyday life.

My name is Kholby Klein and I am working towards my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Welcome!"

Lisa Smith

Therapist, LMHCA

Approaching issues with compassion and humor, I enjoy helping clients problem solve and empower themselves. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help the individual understand their own motivation and improve their lives. I feel trust, kindness and respect are keys to a therapeutic alliance in helping others grow.

Lora Klompmaker

Therapist, LSW

Lora’s passion is helping others. She understands the importance of taking a holistic approach, focusing on all aspects of a client’s life such as: trauma, anxiety, family, housing, and physical health to name a few. She understands the importance of addressing each area to escape the cycle of addiction. Interning with the Special Victims Unit inspired Lora to help clients address unhealthy relationships, which too often coincide with addiction and domestic violence.
Lora is a Licensed Social Worker having earned her MSW at Indiana University Northwest. Her work history includes substitute teaching and working in a jail re-entry program.
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Marisa ODonley-Borchert

Master Level Intern

Marissa found her passion in social work! With an education in Criminal Justice from Purdue University Calumet, Marrisa started her journey with the Department of Child Services where her love for the work grew. More recently, she worked as a wraparound facilitator at a not-for-profit organization before coming to Heartland Recovery Center as social work intern while working toward her Masters in Social Work. Marissa hopes to use her degree to help others see their potential and use their innate strengths to address addiction and mental health.

Rhonda Courtright

Therapist, LSW

Sometimes we just need one person to tell us we can do it - one person who has gotten to know us and believes in us. Why did I choose to become a mental health professional? Because someone heard me and the perspective I had to offer; in a world where my voice did not seem to matter, I finally saw that I had value because that person said I did. What do I love most about it? The people who are scared and do it anyway.

Gina Pike

LSW

Gina completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then her master’s degree in Social Work at Simmons University. Prior to joining LPA Counseling, Gina worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families involved in the child welfare system as well as the Juvenile Justice System. Gina is also an active member of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council and Chair of the Speakers Bureau working to reduce the incidence of substance abuse in Porter County through prevention and education.

Starting therapy and entering into a therapeutic relationship can be terrifying and I recognize the courage and vulnerability it takes to make this step. I want to meet you where you are, not where you or anyone else thinks you “should” be. I make every effort to create a safe and comfortable space that makes you feel genuinely seen, heard, and understood. Your story, your pain, and your collection of struggles are unique to you, which is why I believe each individual requires an approach specific to their specific needs and goals. Instead of telling you what to do, I will help you find your own authentic voice.

Together we will discover ways for you to address your concerns, working to help you live a more satisfying, meaningful life – whatever that may look like for you. My role as a therapist is to walk alongside my clients as they are empowered to make choices that align with their values, goals, and beliefs.

Gina is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is a treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma. Gina works collaboratively with each individual out of a strengths-based and solution-focused model. She incorporates a variety of techniques and skills drawn from Motivational Interviewing and Narrative therapy but uses an eclectic approach to meet each individual's specific needs in a way that makes sense to you.

An unknown author wrote, “Bad chapters can still create a story that ends well. Let your past be part of your story, not your identity.” I hope to work alongside you as you create a new story that allows you to reach your full potential.

Issues I have experience working with:
Depression, Addiction, Grief/Loss, PTSD/Trauma, Obsessions and Compulsions, Anger and Stress Management, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders/Self-Image/Self-Esteem Issues, Children and Adolescents, Adults and Families, Self-Harm Behavior.

Stephanie Gyure

MSW

I help clients recognize their unique talents, strengths, and supports so we can work collaboratively to develop solutions tailored to their concerns. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for my clients to explore and process their emotions. My areas of clinical interest include adults, neurodivergence, anxiety, depression, problematic substance use, and grief.

I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years where I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Cal State Hayward and worked with various programs to help the homeless population. I received my master's degree in Social Work at Indiana University Northwest. I'm also a long-time mindfulness meditation practitioner. In my free time I enjoy learning about the natural world, photography, and fossil hunting.

Nikola Katic

Master Level Intern

Nikola is a graduate level intern from Indiana University Northwest’s Master of Social Work Program. He has always had a strong connection to his local community, volunteered time in various community development organizations, and served for AmeriCorps as an intensive youth advocate for youth on probation as a Community Service-Learning Fellow. Nikola is passionate about challenging the stigmas and stereotypes behind mental health and addictions. He wants to promote community growth and learning towards dispelling the common misconceptions that can prevent successful outcomes for individuals and families living with mental health issues or addiction. Too often, these misconceptions surrounding mental health and addiction degrade the dignity and worth of the individual living with them. His approach looks to see the individual for who they are and work from there by fostering the value of human relationships. There is power in people coming together to learn and grow, and there is no better opportunity for that growth and success than here at Heartland.

Sarah Hawkins

Master Level Intern

Sarah has always been interested in psychology and sociology. She started her academic career in psychology and later discovered the field of social work. She went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in social work at Valparaiso University. She has witnessed family and friends struggle with mental health challenges and addictions. Sarah has personally overcome many traumas and mental health issues. She went back to school and is completing her master’s degree in social work from Indiana University Northwest. She is excited to be able to help others and make a difference.

Zach Pflaum

Master Level Intern

“My goal in life has been to help people. It’s been a quite the journey for me to where I am. Starting off as a computer science major in college, I realized that I needed something that I truly cared about. I needed something where I could help people, and counseling fit that bill. I’m currently a counseling student at Purdue Northwest in their master’s program. Counseling is something that anyone can benefit from, and I hope to be able to provide that benefit for those that want it. My name is Zach Pflaum and I’m a master’s level counseling intern here at Heartland.”

Diana Greenberg

Client Support Service Specialist

Diana was raised in Will County graduated from Romeoville High School. During and after her high school career, Diana experimented with many drugs, and through those years, Diana experienced the loss of her brother to addiction. She experienced first-hand how the disease can tear a family apart. After losing more loved ones to addiction, she decided that she wanted to help people battle their struggles with substance abuse.

After the loss of her brother, Diana started moving towards her goal of becoming a substance abuse counselor. Starting at an Intervention company in 2015, her passion for helping people grew, and she is currently working towards her CADAC 2.

Getting to see clients when they first walk in the door to the time of their completion, and how much of a positive impact Heartland had on them, is the most rewarding part of my job.

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